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150-year-old East Orange home sells for nearly $1 million

July 14, 2023

By Peter Holmes

A 150-year-old East Orange property has sold for $970,000.

The three-bedroom plus study double-brick home is on Hawkins Lane, between Spring and Nile streets, in one of the oldest post-settlement parts of the city.

The Hawkins Lane home has two bathrooms.

The main has bath, shower, twin vanities and underfloor heating.

There are high ceilings and multiple ornamental fireplaces, and the original fuel stove is part of the renovated kitchen.

Other features include gas ducted heating and built-in robes to all bedrooms.

The block size is 1,086 square metres, with a 30.48-metre frontage.

According to the listing it was once part of the grand Strathroy homestead, which is around the corner on Spring Street.

Orange City Council records state Strathroy was built circa 1872 for Josiah Parker, a chemist and stationer, and the first mayor of East Orange.

Cottages around the main Strathroy building - some of which are still standing - were used as quarters for staff and other workers required to construct the homestead and keep it humming.

The Hawkins Lane property sold through The Professionals Orange.

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